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Eau Claire Distillery

Eau Claire Distillery

Handcrafted in Turner Valley, Alberta, Canada

Storied spirits, from seed to sip. The setting is rugged and rural, surrounded by generations-old family farms where owners produce some of the finest grain in the world. The characters backing Eau Claire match the history of liquor businesses with long standing relationships with pioneers and settlers. Together, love of the land manifests in hand-harvest reaping and hand-sealed bottling.The plot hinges on only the very best ingredients presenting in small batches with the unique attributes of the terroir and the singular touch of a masterful distiller. Farm-fresh ingredients and historic hand-crafted methods define Eau Claire’s rightfully artisanal spirits that redefine taste, one ‘grain-to-glass’ experience at a time.
Eau Claire Distillery’s history is in the making. Situated about 35 minutes southwest of downtown Calgary in a historic hamlet, called Turner Valley, discover Eau Claire Distillery. The new distillery is housed in the Turner Valley Movie Theatre and Dance Hall that in early days served as a town hall, political rally centre, and community gathering spot. Located In a place of storied history, their distillery can talk to Turner Valley’s checkered and illustrious past. To the east was a famous house of ‘ill repute,’ to the west a general store. In the hills, an aptly named landmark feature called Whiskey Ridge hid moonshine stills. On the north end of town was the notorious street called Whiskey Row.
Today, Turner Valley is an idyllic town nestled in the most stunning foothills scenery in Alberta. Surrounded by huge ranches and farms, it has the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop and the beautiful Sheep River winding its way past the town from the mountains. They chose Turner Valley as their home to be close to their ingredients, harvested from Alberta homestead farms. The foothills location means drawing water from the Canadian Rockies to influence flavours. Its’ location on the 'cowboy trail,’ a highway route full of Albertan historical and visitor attractions, led them to an ideal and idyllic place for a distillery.

Ginger Gimlet


Ingredients:
  • 2oz homemade ginger lime cordial
  • 2oz Parlour Gin
Directions:
This drink is shaken and strained over ice in a rocks style glass. Garnished with diced candied ginger >>>> Ginger Lime Cordial: 500ml of sugar 500ml water 250ml of peeled and sliced ginger root zest Zest of half a lime Cook for 10-15 mins then let cool for 10mins. Blend the mixture and strain. Whatever the volume of mixture you are left with, mix in 1/3 fresh squeezed lime juice.

The Irish Goodbye


Ingredients:
  • 1/2oz Green Chartreuse
  • 1oz Eau Claire Distillery Parlour Gin
  • 3/4oz King’s Ginger Liquor
  • 3/4oz lime juice
Directions:
Add all ingredients into a shaker. Add ice and shake. Double strain into a stem cocktail glass. Garnish with lime twist.

The Lovers' Quarrel


Ingredients:
  • 0.25oz Cointreau
  • 0.5oz House Grenadine
  • 0.75oz Lemon Juice
  • 2 Dashes orange bitters
  • 2oz Eau Claire Distillery Parlour Gin
Directions:
Add all ingredients into a shaker Add ice and shake Double strain into a flute glass Top with 1oz of Dry Brut Garnish with lemon twist

Cupid's Arrow


Ingredients:
  • 0.5oz Chambord
  • 0.5oz cream
  • 1.5oz Eau Claire Gin
  • Barspoon Maraschino
  • Barspoon raspberry syrup
  • Dash cardamom bitters
  • Dash green strawberry bitters
  • Whole egg
Directions:
Add all ingredients together, dry shake well Add ice and wet shake Pour using a strainer into a Nic & Nora Glass Add Garnish of raspberry and macaroon on a skewer, place on the rim of drink.

Jasmine


Ingredients:
  • 0.5oz Campari
  • 0.5oz fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1.5oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1oz honey syrup
  • 2oz Parlour Gin
Directions:
Shake all ingredients and strain into a martini style glass or coupe. Garnish with a lemon wheel floating in the glass >>>> Honey Syrup: 600ml water 400ml organic honey Cook on a medium temp. For 15mins and let cool.

Pom Fizz


Ingredients:
  • 1oz fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1oz fresh squeezed pomegranate juice
  • 2oz Parlour Gin
  • 3-5oz sprite
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel
Directions:
This drink is poured over ice and stirred. Very refreshing and great for warm weather.

The Crafted Tonic


Ingredients:
  • 1oz home-made tonic syrup
  • 2oz Parlour Gin
  • 3-5oz soda water
Directions:
Shake all ingredients and strain into a martini style glass or coupe. Garnish with a lemon wheel floating in the glass >>>> Tonic Recipe: 4 cups water 3 cups white sugar 6 tbsp. powdered citric acid 3 tbsp. cinchona bark Peel of 2 grapefruits Peel of 3 limes 2oz fresh squeezed lime juice 3 lemon grass stalks, smashed and cut up Bring water and sugar to a low boil in a pot. Once boiled add remaining ingredients and reduce the heat to a simmer for 20mins. Remove from heat and let cool. Strain through cheese cloth which provides a fine strain to eliminate all particles in mixture. A great substitute for tonic syrup if you don’t want to make homemade tonic syrup you can use Porters tonic syrup based out of Calgary.

7 Deadly Gins Sloth


Ingredients:
  • 1 Bar Spoon Fermented Honey *Optional
  • 1 Full Dropper of B’lure Flower Extract
  • 2 oz. Parlour Gin
  • Top with Eau Claire Soda Company Original Tonic
Directions:
Mix Parlour Gin, B’lure and honey into a glass with a large ice cube, garnish with dried lemon and lime wedges, top with tonic and enjoy! This drink uses locally sourced honey and comes from the Seven Deadly Gins menu in the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room developed by Tasting Room Manager and Brand Ambassador, Chelsey Coulson.

7 Deadly Gins Wrath


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. lime juice
  • 1.5 oz. star anise cherry mix
  • 2 oz. Parlour Gin
  • Top with Eau Claire Soda Company Original Tonic
Directions:
Muddle six cherries and two star anise with Parlour Gin and lime juice, strain into a rocks glass with a large ice cube. Stir to combine, top with tonic and enjoy! This drink comes from the Seven Deadly Gins menu in the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room developed by Tasting Room Manager and Brand Ambassador, Chelsey Coulson.

7 Deadly Gins Greed


Ingredients:
  • 0.25 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 oz. roasted yellow bell pepper juice
  • 2 Drops Garden Party Bitters
  • 2 oz. Parlour Gin
  • Rim with Citrus Salt & Dried
Directions:
Rim glass with citrus salt, pour all ingredients into glass with large ice cube, stir to combine. Top with tonic water, garnish with dried chili pepper flakes or one large dried chili pepper. This drink comes from the Seven Deadly Gins menu in the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room developed by Tasting Room Manager and Brand Ambassador, Chelsey Coulson.

7 Deadly Gins Envy


Ingredients:
  • .25 oz. Locally-made Journey Drinks Lemongrass Thai Basil Shrub
  • 1.5 oz. cucumber puree
  • 2 oz. Parlour Gin
  • Top with Eau Claire Soda Company Original Tonic
Directions:
Combine all ingredients except tonic into a glass with a large ice cube, stir to combine. Top with tonic water, garnish with a basil leaf and Cucumber slice. This drink comes from the Seven Deadly Gins menu in the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room developed by Tasting Room Manager and Brand Ambassador, Chelsey Coulson.

7 Deadly Gins Lust


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz. maple syrup
  • 1 oz. Blueberry Puree
  • 2 oz. Parlour Gin
  • Top with Eau Claire Soda Company Original Tonic
Directions:
This drink comes from the Seven Deadly Gins menu in the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room developed by Tasting Room Manager and Brand Ambassador, Chelsey Coulson. Combine ingredients into a Boston shaker with ice, shake to combine, strain into rocks glass with a large ice cube. Tope with tonic water, garnish with maple stained glass and enjoy!

7 Deadly Gins Gluttony


Ingredients:
  • .2 oz. Orange Basil Syrup
  • 2 oz. Parlour Gin
  • Top with Eau Claire Soda Company Original Tonic
Directions:
Combine all ingredients except tonic into a glass with a large ice cube, stir to combine. Top with tonic water, garnish with dried Orange peels or wheels. This drink comes from the Seven Deadly Gins menu in the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room developed by Tasting Room Manager and Brand Ambassador, Chelsey Coulson.

7 Deadly Gins Pride


Ingredients:
  • .25 oz. Locally-made Journey Drinks Lemongrass Thai Basil Shrub
  • 1.75 oz. Parlour Gin
  • 6 Drops Elderflower Bitters
  • Top with Eau Claire Soda Company Original Tonic
Directions:
Pour Parlour Gin, Crème De Violet, six drops of Elderflower Bitters with a large ice cube. Top with tonic water and garnish with an edible flower or Lavender bud. This drink comes from the Seven Deadly Gins menu in the Eau Claire Distillery Tasting Room developed by Tasting Room Manager and Brand Ambassador, Chelsey Coulson.

Equineox 75


Ingredients:
  • 0.5 oz. fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz. of Eau Claire homemade honey syrup
  • 0.75 oz. Prickly Pear EquineOx
  • 3-5 oz. Prosecco
Directions:
Shake ingredients excluding prosecco and strain into champagne flute and top with prosecco. Garnish with a lemon zest in the glass. This drink is twist on the French 75 with homemade honey syrup using honey from David Farran’s personal collection.

EquineOx Mule


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice
  • 2 oz. Prickly Pear EquineOx
  • 6 oz. ginger beer
Directions:
Pour the EquineOx and lime juice into a copper mug with ice cubes. Top off with the ginger beer. Garnish with the lime wedge.

Cassis Shimmer


Ingredients:
  • 0.5 oz. Creme de Cassis .5oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz. Prosecco
  • 1.5 oz. Prickly Pear EquineOx
Directions:
Mix the EquineOx, Creme de cassis & simple syrup in a champagne flute. Top with Prosecco & garnish with a lemon twist!

Blonde French


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. St Germain
  • .75 oz. EquineOx
  • 1 oz. grapefruit juice
  • 1.5 oz. Lillet
  • Lemon bitters
Directions:
Shaken and strained into a coupe.

Bubbles Sans Troubles


Ingredients:
  • .5 oz. basil syrup
  • .5 oz. EquineOx
  • .5 oz. Lillet
Directions:
Topped with sparkling in a flute.

Blueberry Ginger Mojito


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • 20 to 24 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 oz. EquineOx
  • 4 oz. ginger simple syrup
  • 5 oz. club soda
  • Blueberries, for garnish
  • Ice cubes
  • Mint leaves, for garnish
Directions:
Add the blueberries, lime wedges and fresh mint leaves to the glass (or pitcher). Muddle with a wooden spoon so the blueberries are broken and the mint and lime release their juices and flavour. If assembling pitchers you can cover them at this stage and leave in the refrigerator until ready to serve.